Majorca Fantasia @ Nam June Paik. 1989

Publié le par Olivier Lussac

MAJORCA - fantasia, 1989
 by Nam June Paik in collaboration with Paul Garrin and Amy Greenfield
1989, 4:52 min, color
MAJORCA-fantasia is a densely textured collage of often discordant, often beautiful visual and aural elements. To an exquisite musical composition by Chopin, as interpreted by Charlie Morrow, Paik and Garrin create a surreal pastiche of fragmented, manipulated elements: The late Joseph Beuys howls in a bold performance piece, dancer Amy Greenfield rolls in mud, Paik is shown destroying a piano in an early performance. At once witty and startling, Paik and Garrin's unexpected juxtapositions and layered electronic alterations of this material are applied with virtuosic control. In particular, the powerful distortions of Beuys' performance resonate as a haunting homage to the late artist.
Music: Charlie Morrow. Produced by IMATCO/ATANOR for Television Espanola S.A. El Arte del Video.

Publié dans Art vidéo - cinéma

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